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The Sweaters are a band born and bred in Columbia, Mo. Since they started playing music together a few summers ago, they’ve hit many of the local music venues around town, opening for touring artists or playing their own shows. They even played at a stage at Roots ‘n Blues music festival, and at True/False Film Festival. Ben and Henry Cohen and Anders Harms are The Sweaters—and they’re all playing and performing their way through their teenage years.


The mayors of Missouri’s largest cities met in Columbia on Friday to continue their discussion of how to reduce violent crime in the state.

The meeting brought together the mayors of St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia, plus police chiefs from each city and community business leaders.

St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson said these meetings are all about keeping Missourians safe.

Local contractors will begin construction of a part the Shepard to Rollins trail that goes through a highly debated piece of land.

A local non-profit organization, It’s Our Wild Nature, owns the Wilderness Sanctuary and Natural School. But the city of Columbia used eminent domain to acquire the land to complete construction on the Shepard to Rollins trail project. The trail would create a roughly 30-mile loop around the city.

Missouri rural communities, health care, and student success were at the forefront of University of Missouri chancellor Alexander Cartwright’s State of the University speech this morning.

Cartwright emphasized the school’s students and faculty who help the university but also have a greater impact on the community and state.

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University of Missouri alumnus Jim Pace announced a $1.5 million donation Friday to help the university’s business operations.

Pace, a descendant of one of Mizzou’s founding families, donated because he knows the university is under increasing financial pressures, and keeping college affordable is important to him.

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Kristin Bowen is the leader of Columbia’s local Moms Demand Action group. Moms Demand Action is a locally-funded group that focuses on gun safety with chapters across the United States.

Bowen started the Columbia organization in 2015 because she said the issue of gun violence, like many parents, affected her emotionally.

A roundup of headlines from across the region, including:

Missouri CAFO Laws Take Effect

Police Leader Considering Recruitment Changes

St. Louis Hospital Investigates Vaping-Related Illnesses

Adult High School To Open In Columbia Tribune Building

Columbia Disabilites Commission Highlights White Cane Law

A roundup of headlines from across the region, including:

Missouri CAFO Laws Take Effect

Police Leader Considering Recruitment Changes

St. Louis Hospital Investigates Vaping-Related Illnesses

Adult High School To Open In Columbia Tribune Building

Columbia Disabilites Commission Highlights White Cane Law

Laws clamping down on local representatives’ ability to regulate large livestock operations in Missouri are now in effect.

The highly-debated laws that determine who can regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, had been stayed by court order, preventing them from taking effect. But Cole County judge Dan Green lifted that court order this week. Local elected representatives will not be able to pass any laws stricter than state laws that regulate industrial sized farms.

Laws clamping down on local representatives’ ability to regulate large livestock operations in Missouri are now in effect.

The highly-debated laws that determine who can regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, had been stayed by court order, preventing them from taking effect. But Cole County judge Dan Green lifted that court order this week. Local elected representatives will not be able to pass any laws stricter than state laws that regulate industrial sized farms.

A roundup of headlines from across the region, including:

Parson Told Not to Use First Amendment to Redact Information

Kansas City Council Approves Two Gun Ordinances

Forecasters Warn of Flash Flooding After Storms

Rolla Councilmember Resigns Over 2012 Conviction of Marijuana Possession